Designers often want big budgets and all the bells and whistles. Throughout my career I've success by seeing the potential in mundane projects.
Take this invite for example, it was a small run digital print. The budget was small. I couldn't letterpress, emboss, or varnish because it had to digitally print. But that doesn't mean the project couldn't be well designed. By selecting a pearlized paper stock and designing something that is detailed the piece successfully hide the small production budget.
My takeaway, limitations are the fuel of creativity.